Army Enlisted Aides

You may be aware that general officers often have a young Lieutenant or even a Captain as an Aide de Camp. Did you know some also have an enlisted aid?

The Army Enlisted Aide Program is a comprehensive program that provides guidance and outlines the roles, responsibilities, and key processes associated with enlisted aids which includes: policy, training, recruiting, management, selection, and utilization.

This was established in August 2004 with the purpose of relieving general and flag officers (G/FOs) of those minor tasks and details which, if performed by the G/FOs, would be at the expense of the G/FOs primary military and other official duties and responsibilities.

The program allows for Soldiers to volunteer and serve as an enlisted aide on the personal staff of a general or flag officer.

Here’s a fluff piece on the program.

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 17, 2015) — Enlisted aides are considered an elite group of staff sergeants and sergeants first class, whose organizational, technical and interpersonal skills are valued among the general officers with whom they serve.
Enlisted aides prepare and conduct official social functions and activities such as dinners. This includes the purchase and preparation of food and beverage services in the officer’s quarters at up to a 5-star entertaining level. Aides may also be responsible for maintaining their quarters, uniforms and military personal equipment.
“You want to alleviate those minor things that may distract from daily duties. You make the job a lot easier and smoother,” said Sgt 1st Class Christian D. Price, a former enlisted aide, who now serves as the Army enlisted aide and 92G special programs manager, U.S. Army Human Resources Command.
Aides serve in all Army commands worldwide. In recent years the program has been opened up to all military operational specialties, or MOSs.

One of the recruiters I worked with in the late 1990s was formerly an enlisted aide to a three star general. His MOS was 92G, food service specialist. He was a very nice guy, and best of all, he used the skills acquired through the enlisted aide program to cook very wonderful treats for us in the office.

The popular left wing meme is that southern whites are a bunch of racist rednecks that are committed to waving the Confederate flag and keeping the black man down.

The Indiana towns were recruited in were almost exclusively Democrat controlled. This man, one of the kindest, least offensive men I’ve ever met, would drive to work in uniform, every morning. And damn near every morning, he would get pulled over for DWB. Driving While Black. Good job, progressives, with all the smug superiority and racial healing.

3 thoughts on “Army Enlisted Aides”

  1. I grew up in southern Indiana and left ASAP 42 years ago. There were two black families in the town where I grew up and both knew “which side of the tracks to stay on” and I mean that literally. People talk about the South and about Texas but Indiana is, or at least was, one of the most segregated ignorant places I’ve ever seen. I’ve got stories.

  2. Is that not a Bat-man in the British Army??? Shameful one should be pulled over especially while in uniform, utterly shameful!

  3. I think they used to be called “orderlies”. Of course “aide” sounds so much more sophisticated, like “Dining Facility” instead of “Mess Hall”. Do they have a ribbon/medal for it yet?

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